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5 Steps to Recovery From Drug & Alcohol Addiction

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: July 23, 2021 Updated: July 23, 2021 There are many complicated reasons people develop addictions to drugs and alcohol. Depending on a harmful chemical to feel functional when that chemical is destroying your ability to function is ironic and difficult to stomach. But, whatever strategy or program appeals to…

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Breaking Down the 12 Steps of AA

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: July 20, 2021 Updated: July 20, 2021 Alcoholics Anonymous, also known as AA, is a free and effective resource for people whose lives have become unmanageable due to the effects of alcoholism. We know that intelligence, early successes, and the desire to quit are not enough to cause an…

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Physical and Psychological Ecstasy Effects

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: July 17, 2021 Updated: July 17, 2021 Ecstasy, or MDMA, rose to popularity in the 1970s and is now known by many names across the United States. Over time, studies have shown a number of unpleasant side effects, health problems, and even the potential for chemical dependency. These dangerous…

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Top 5 Most Drug-Infested Cities in the U.S.

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD read more Published: June 9, 2021 Updated: July 9, 2021 Drugs don’t just impact specific populations or certain cities. Fentanyl, cocaine, meth, oxycodone, and heroin cause significant issues around the country. However, in America’s five most drug-infested cities, there…

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How Long Do Prescription Drugs Stay in Your System?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD read more Published: June 4, 2021 Updated: July 9, 2021 When it comes to drug use in the United States, the primary concern used to be substances like cocaine, marijuana, and heroin. But in recent decades, prescription drug addiction…

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What is Purple Drank?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: February 25, 2020 Updated: February 20, 2020 Purple drink, or drank, is a dangerous and unhealthy beverage. Consuming purple drink means you’re abusing drugs, even if some people portray the beverage as safe. Take a look at what is really inside purple drank, and explore the side effects of…

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Molly Drug Addiction

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: February 23, 2020 Updated: March 23, 2021 Molly, also known as MDMA or Ecstasy, is the short name for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine. Medical professionals originally developed this stimulant to treat psychological problems. However, doctors in the U.S. no longer prescribe MDMA. Instead, it’s a street drug that you may recognize as…

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Holistic Approach to Addiction Recovery

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: February 22, 2020 Updated: February 20, 2020 There are many different ways to approach addiction recovery. Medical, evidence-based therapies are often the foundation for treatment. However, a holistic approach can also be helpful for patients. Explore the benefits of holistic treatment for addiction recovery. What is Holistic Treatment? For…

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Common Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: February 21, 2020 Updated: February 20, 2020 Some alcoholics avoid addiction treatment because they worry about the severity of alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Medically supervised detox makes it possible to give up drinking safely and comfortably. However, many question what exactly is withdrawal like and what happens after? Understanding the…